Useful infusions to calm insomnia: 3 wonderful recipes
Do you have insomnia and do not know how to calm it down? We discover 3 wonderful natural infusions, easy to make at home, very useful to help you fall asleep.
Rest enough and achieve a restful sleep that helps us maintain physical activity the next day is necessary and important for the proper functioning of our body and our mind.
Insomnia is one of the most frequent sleep disorders, and currently affects a good number of the population.
The reasons why we can suffer from insomnia can be several among them highlights stress, bad habits when going to sleep, or the presence of some diseases such as the following details:
Diseases of neurological, rheumatological, metabolic, hormonal, cardiovascular, digestive, fibromyalgia or suffering from headaches, or restless legs syndrome.
Insomnia can be transient or chronic, transient insomnia is what affects us in a short period of time and lasts less than 30 days.
However, chronic insomnia lengthens over time, exceeding six months or even years.
This time we will take care of improving transient insomnia. Herbs and medicinal plants to help us fall asleep in a totally natural way there is a great variety of them.
The infusions that we provide are ideal to combat insomnia and prepare them with three medicinal plants which possess the appropriate medicinal properties for this purpose.
Medicinal plants such as hops, mint, orange blossom, which exert a sedative and relaxing effect on our organism that will gradually induce us to conciliate a good night’s sleep.
And what advice can we follow before preparing these wonderful infusions ?:
We must bear in mind that some people suffering from hypotension or low blood pressure should consult their doctor before taking these infusions as these plants can make the tension still lower something more.
We must not abuse its consumption and vary between plants.
Let us be advised by both medical professionals and therapists and follow their guidelines and recommendations.
These medicinal plants can be easily obtained in herbalists, parapharmacies, pharmacies that dispense natural products, online stores.
The hops in addition to relaxing properties that will help us sleep are also ideal to calm the stomach and facilitate digestion.
We will prepare this infusion with a tablespoon of hops for each cup of water and boil it. Turn off the heat, cover the infusion and let it rest for 10 or 12 minutes.
We strain it and sweeten it with a little honey. We will take this infusion half an hour before going to sleep.
Mint is a medicinal plant that is highly valued for its medicinal properties.
Among the medicinal properties that mint brings us, we emphasize that it is relaxing, appropriate to improve the states of anxiety and stress, it is also digestive, it helps us to make a good digestion.
To prepare this infusion we need 5 mint leaves for each cup of water.
Put the water in a saucepan to be heated until it starts to boil. Add the mint leaves, turn off the heat, and let the covered infusion rest for about 10 minutes. We strain the infusion and sweeten it to taste.
We can have a cup half an hour before going to sleep.
Orange blossom infusion
The flowers of orange blossom are the flowers of the orange tree and the lemon, they are very aromatic.
These flowers are used to prepare infusions, orange blossom water that is very demanded in the culinary world, an exquisite and subtle honey also in the world of cosmetics.
Among the medicinal properties of orange blossom flowers, we emphasize that they are relaxing, antispasmodic, carminative, stomachic.
This time we will use the therapeutic and medicinal properties of orange blossom flowers to prepare a relaxing infusion that will make it easier for us to sleep, especially when we have anxiety, stress or nerves.
To prepare the infusion of orange blossom flowers we will resort to the dried orange blossom petals.
We will need 2 teaspoons of orange blossom petals for each cup of water.
Put the water in a saucepan to be heated, once it starts to boil add the orange blossom petals. Turn off the heat, cover the infusion and let it rest for 10 minutes. We strain the infusion and sweeten it with a little honey, or any other sweetener you prefer.
From the infusion of orange blossom petals we can take a cup half an hour before going to bed.